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    Josh Billings Quotes

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    Quotes by Josh Billings

    • A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.
    • About the most originality that any writer can hope to achieve honestly is to steal with good judgment.
    • Don't take the bull by the horns, take him by the tail; then you can let go when you want to.
    • Flattery is like cologne water, to be smelt of, not swallowed.
    • It is much easier to repent of sins that we have committed than to repent of those we intend to commit.
    • Laughing is the sensation of feeling good all over and showing it principally in one spot.
    • One of the greatest victories you can gain over someone is to beat him at politeness.
    • Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute.
    • The best way to convince a fool that he is wrong is to let him have his own way.
    • The time to pray is not when we are in a tight spot but just as soon as we get out of it.
    • There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness.
    • As scarce as truth is, the supply has always been in excess of the demand.
      'Affurisms from Josh Billings: His Sayings,' 1865
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